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RN, Staff Nurse - Orthopedic OR - Full-Time - 10 hr days/4 days a week

Company: Erlanger Health
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Job Description:

Job Summary: The RN is responsible for the direct and/or indirect care of the patient, providing age specific care through the assessment, nursing diagnosis, and treatment of perceived, actual or potential, sudden or urgent, physical or psychological problems that may occur in the jail Education: Required: Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Preferred: ACLS Experience: Required: Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education. Preferred: Two years nursing experience preferred. Correctional experience preferred. Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration Required: Current RN License to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee BLS required within 30 days of hire. The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or renew a Tennessee license. However, the Tennessee nursing license will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months of hire for non-Tennessee residents. Preferred: N/A Department Position Summary: The registered nurse is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient, providing age specific care through the ongoing assessment, evaluation and treatment of perceived, actual or potential, sudden or urgent, physical or psychological problems that may occur in the jail setting Resolution may require minimal care or life-support measures, patient, appropriate referral, and knowledge of legal implications. Identifies and treats medical problems of inmates in the jail setting, provides basic medical care while incarcerated; performs related duties as assigned. The registered nurse must interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the units policies and procedures. Knowledge of general nursing principles and clinical assessment skills. Knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations. Knowledge of current trends and new developments. Interpersonal skills which insure effective communication with patients, correctional staff and other members of the health care team. Knowledge of the medical requirements for the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI), the American Correctional Association (ACA), and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) relating to health services Knowledge of the criminal justice system Provides nursing leadership and charge relief for the nurse manager '50822SDL2017

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